An Introduction to Twitter and Facebook Social Media and the Library: Connecting with the Public
Benefits of Social Media <ul><li>Connect with millions of people </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to keep patrons informed </li>...
 
What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a fast-growing, free messaging service  </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter lets people send and...
How Do You Use Twitter? <ul><li>Logon to  www.twitter.com   </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in </li></ul><ul><li>You can: </li></ul...
Who Uses Twitter? <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>News outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Cobb County...
Why Would a Library  Use Twitter? <ul><li>Announce: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Programs and Events </li></ul></ul><ul><...
 
 
 
Why Would a Library  Use Facebook? <ul><li>To promote basic library info and news </li></ul><ul><li>Build an online follow...
 
How Can I Learn More? <ul><li>Check out my delicious bookmarks:  juliahuprich </li></ul><ul><li>Get on Twitter! (Follow me...
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Social Media and the Library: Connecting with the Public. An Introduction to Twitter and Facebook. Cobb County Public Library System Managers Meeting, October 1, 2009

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  • Some systems (NYPL, for example) have branches with their own twitter accts… not necessary for CCPLS!
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    1. 1. An Introduction to Twitter and Facebook Social Media and the Library: Connecting with the Public
    2. 2. Benefits of Social Media <ul><li>Connect with millions of people </li></ul><ul><li>Easy way to keep patrons informed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. What is Twitter? <ul><li>Twitter is a fast-growing, free messaging service </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter lets people send and receive short messages (tweets) via the web or their phone </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for exchanging many different kinds of information </li></ul>
    4. 5. How Do You Use Twitter? <ul><li>Logon to www.twitter.com </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in </li></ul><ul><li>You can: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Tweet” (or send a message) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for friends, people who are talking about the library, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To automatically see what someone else is saying, you “follow” them </li></ul></ul>
    5. 6. Who Uses Twitter? <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>News outlets </li></ul><ul><li>Cobb County </li></ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/Xl8S6 </li></ul>
    6. 7. Why Would a Library Use Twitter? <ul><li>Announce: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Programs and Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New or Popular Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer/Job Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holiday Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Posts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos and Photos </li></ul></ul>
    7. 11. Why Would a Library Use Facebook? <ul><li>To promote basic library info and news </li></ul><ul><li>Build an online following </li></ul><ul><li>Stay relevant </li></ul>
    8. 13. How Can I Learn More? <ul><li>Check out my delicious bookmarks: juliahuprich </li></ul><ul><li>Get on Twitter! (Follow me: @juliahuprich ) </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for a Facebook account! </li></ul><ul><li>Watch this presentation again on Slideshare.net </li></ul><ul><li>Just ask: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>huprichj@cobbcat.org / 678-398-5836 </li></ul></ul>

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